blindage

noun

blind·​age
ˈblīndij
plural -s
: an overhead protection: such as
a
: an earth-covered screen supported by a blind for an advanced trench or approach
b
: a large deep dugout often with bunks and other fittings

Word History

Etymology

French, from blinder to screen, protect (from blinde blind to screen military operations, from German blende, from blenden to blind, from Old High German blenten) + -age

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“Blindage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blindage. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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